I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to clothes and shoes. Every piece in my closet has a story. My silver glittery shoes I wore to my first Valentine’s Day dinner with my ex. My favorite blue dress that makes me feel fierce no matter where I’m headed. My favorite jeans that hug my curves just right.

It always pains me to let these items go. Those silver shoes hurt my feet, because they’re too small. My favorite blue dress gets way more play in my wardrobe than the 2039 other dresses I have–it can rest for a while. I have a hole in those curve hugging jeans, but I look so good in them! I just can’t let them go!

What I wonder is if it is the clothes I can’t let go, or the thought that the memory attached to them will disappear when the clothes leave.

The memory will always be there, or course, but I always like to think of the reason I have a certain item whenever I wear it.

Now, if I wear it and all I can think is “damn, my feet hurt!”, I think that misses the point of the happy memory.

So, I cleaned all of the stuff I don’t wear/can’t fit/no longer love out of my closet and decided to replace it with some new items. Starting with those gorgeous silver shoes I got from Steve Madden.

I replaced them with these:

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Celestine, Millie, and Prowess from JustFab.

The rule I stick with is: if I buy one, I have to give away one. So now my friend will be able to make new memories with the silver shoes, and I’m looking forward to wearing these shoes with those jeans with a hole (still can’t let them go!)

If only the weather would cooperate.

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